Shooting a Photo Story
CHOOSING YOUR STORY
-Imagine the visual potential. Is the story overtly visual?
-Is the story significant, will anybody care?
-Narrow your ideas to one aspect.
-Can you finish the story?
-Will your subject cooperate?
-Are you comfortable with your subject?
-Can you return to the scene for more photos?
-Are there technical problems to deal with?
PLANNING YOUR STORY
-Plan your approach from the first idea to final layout.
-Borrow ideas from others, just make them better.
-Establish rapport with your subject.
-Share photos with them
-Be discrete, don’t show too much.
-Have a thread that connects your images with the subject, setting, and theme.
-Long shot, overall shot that sets the mood.
-Medium shot, moves in on the action.
-Close up, details and emotion.
-Lead Photo, most important best shot.
-Portrait, personality or emotions.
-Interaction, relating to other people.
-Detail shot, extreme close-up, small detail.
-Closer, shot that ends story.
-Let us see something we couldn’t ordinarily see for ourselves.
-Make it clear that you want to photograph them as they are.
-Keep it real!
-Don’t wear out your welcome.